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Excel 2013: The Missing Manual [NOOK Book]

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The world’s most popular spreadsheet program is now more powerful than ever, but it’s also more complex. That’s where this Missing Manual comes in. With crystal-clear explanations and hands-on examples, Excel 2013: The Missing Manual shows you how to master Excel so you can easily track, analyze, and chart your data. You’ll be using new features like PowerPivot and Flash Fill in no time.

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Excel 2013: The Missing Manual

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Overview

The world’s most popular spreadsheet program is now more powerful than ever, but it’s also more complex. That’s where this Missing Manual comes in. With crystal-clear explanations and hands-on examples, Excel 2013: The Missing Manual shows you how to master Excel so you can easily track, analyze, and chart your data. You’ll be using new features like PowerPivot and Flash Fill in no time.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Go from novice to ace. Learn how to analyze your data, from writing your first formula to charting your results.
  • Illustrate trends. Discover the clearest way to present your data using Excel’s new Quick Analysis feature.
  • Broaden your analysis. Use pivot tables, slicers, and timelines to examine your data from different perspectives.
  • Import data. Pull data from a variety of sources, including website data feeds and corporate databases.
  • Work from the Web. Launch and manage your workbooks on the road, using the new Excel Web App.
  • Share your worksheets. Store Excel files on SkyDrive and collaborate with colleagues on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Master the new data model. Use PowerPivot to work with millions of rows of data.
  • Make calculations. Review financial data, use math and scientific formulas, and perform statistical analyses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449359515
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1020
  • Sales rank: 439,072
  • File size: 37 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Matthew MacDonald is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. Web novices can tiptoe out onto the Internet with him in Creating a Website: The Missing Manual. HTML fans can learn about the cutting edge of web design in HTML5: The Missing Manual. And human beings of all description can discover just how strange they really are in the quirky handbooks Your Brain: The Missing Manual and Your Body: The Missing Manual.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits

Introduction

Part 1: Worksheet Basics

Chapter 1: Creating Your First Spreadsheet

Chapter 2: Adding Information to Worksheets

Chapter 3: Moving Data

Chapter 4: Managing Worksheets

Chapter 5: Formatting Cells

Chapter 6: Smart Formatting Tricks

Chapter 7: Viewing and Printing Worksheets

Part 2: Formulas and Functions

Chapter 8: Building Basic Formulas

Chapter 9: Math and Statistical Functions

Chapter 10: Financial Functions

Chapter 11: Manipulating Dates, Times, and Text

Chapter 12: Lookup, Reference, and Information Functions

Chapter 13: Advanced Formula Writing and Troubleshooting

Part 3: Organizing Your Information

Chapter 14: Tables: List Management Made Easy

Chapter 15: Grouping and Outlining Data

Chapter 16: Templates

Part 4: Charts and Graphics

Chapter 17: Creating Basic Charts

Chapter 18: Formatting and Perfecting Charts

Chapter 19: Inserting Graphics

Chapter 20: Visualizing Your Data

Part 5: Sharing Data with the Rest of the World

Chapter 21: Protecting Your Workbooks

Chapter 22: Worksheet Collaboration

Chapter 23: Using Excel on the Web

Chapter 24: Exchanging Data with Other Programs

Part 6: Advanced Data Analysis

Chapter 25: Scenarios and Goal Seeking

Chapter 26: Pivot Tables

Chapter 27: Analyzing Databases

Chapter 28: Analyzing XML and Web Data

Part 7: Programming Excel

Chapter 29: Automating Tasks with Macros

Chapter 30: Programming Spreadsheets with VBA

Part 8: Appendix

Customizing the Ribbon

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